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  • Deer hunting season reopens in parts of Deer Area 9

    January 30, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deer hunting season in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin is reopening. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area will reopen Saturday when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet. The area encompasses Iberia, Iberville, St.... more »
  • Jindal holds command group meeting to discuss possible flooding Play Video

    January 8, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting with state agency leaders and emergency response officials Friday to assess current and future response efforts to flooding of the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River. Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards and his incoming team were present at the... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly I-10 big rig pileup

    December 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    RAMAH - State Police identified the victim in a deadly crash on I-10 as a Tennessee man whose 18-wheeler ran into the trailers of two other big rigs on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Investigators said 42-year-old Karl Lindberg of Crossville, Tenn. died at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • I-10 East reopens on Basin Bridge after wreck

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • DOTD: Minor damage to bridge after fiery crash Play Video

    May 8, 2014 4:13 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - Engineers with the Department of Transportation and Development were out Thursday morning inspecting the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. This comes after a fiery crash between four 18-wheelers left a couple from Ohio dead. The crash shut down the bridge for parts of last Friday and Saturday. ... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • Students to learn about local heritage in school

    August 18, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's top education board has endorsed a new curriculum for K-12 teachers focusing on Louisiana's Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The curriculum, a project of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, will allow students in the heritage area's 14 parishes to... more »
  • Man arrested for wildlife vandalism

    August 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say an 18-year-old Morgan City man has been arrested for his alleged role in vandalizing equipment on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Authorities say Aaron LeCompte turned himself into St. Mary Parish deputies Friday and was booked on two... more »
  • I-10W back open after big rig fire

    January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »

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